KIGALI - Police have arrested a man suspected to have played a hand in the murder of Andre Kagwa Rwisereka, the vice president of the un registered Green Party of Rwanda.
The suspect was identified as Thomas Ntivugurizwa, and according to the Police Spokesman, Eric Kayiranga, Ntivuguruzwa was a close business partner of the deceased.
Rwisereka was also the owner of a popular entertainment spot, Sombrero, in Butare town. Witnesses told the police that before he was murdered, he shared drinks with Ntivuguruzwa until late in the night at Sombrero.
“Ntivuguruzwa passed the night at Sombrero and when he was requested to sign in, he claimed he was too drunk to write. Next morning, he did not write his real name, which makes prime suspect,” said Kayiranga.
“Rwisereka also shared dubious business loan sharking (Banque Lambert) with Ntivuguruzwa, and the night Rwisereka was murdered, he was carrying on him a large amount of money. He left the bar, went and gave some of the money (Rwf670, 000) to his sister, and took with him the remainder,” Kayiranga said.
“At the scene where the body was found, there was no money, meaning that the murderer’s intention was to steal from Rwisereka.”
Rwisereka was reported missing after his car, a Toyota pick-up, was found by residents on the banks of River Mukura near the border with Burundi.
Police immediately mounted a hunt only to find him dead about 1km from where his car was abandoned.